F1 CEO Has a Bleak Message for Leading Teams Ahead of the 2022 Season

Published 12/26/2021, 6:17 AM EST
MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 01: Former Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali talks in the Ferrari garage during final practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)


Formula One will enter a new era in the 2022 season. The sport is introducing new regulations and new cars to promote competitive racing. There will also be a drastic change in tires as F1 is presenting new 18-inch tires to replace the current 13-inch tires.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

We expect that the new regulations could shake the grid and some other team might come out on top. But F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali mentioned that the runaway leaders could be closed fast.

When the sport went into the Turbo-Hybrid ear in 2014, Mercedes came out on top and stayed on top till the 2021 season. The sport is trying to prevent another dominance so every team can get a chance to at the top.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

READ MORE: What Are Sprint Races & Where Will They Be Held?

The gap will be closed more quickly: F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali

As reported by Autosport, there is a possibility that one team might emerge as the runaway favorite at the beginning of the season. The gap between the front running team and the rest of the grid could also be bigger.

But to counter such things from happening, Domenicali is confident that the new regulations might limit the gap.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

NOIDA, INDIA – OCTOBER 26: Ferrari Team Principal Stefano Domenicali attends the official press conference following practice for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at Buddh International Circuit on October 26, 2012, in Noida, India. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

“It is clear that in the context of a season that starts with new regulation and the budget cap, differences between the cars could emerge greater than what people might expect.

“But I am equally sure that the limitations linked to the new regulations will mean that if there are these differences, the gap will be closed more quickly,” said Stefano.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Well, all the F1 fans would like to see a close fight between the team in 2022. Even though there is a possibility that Mercedes would still be the fastest, it would be interesting to see if any other team could take the fight to them and come out on top.

DIVE DEEPER

Why Do Mercedes Dominate F1?

about 1 year ago

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Devang Chauhan

768 articles

Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT